When I came across Grandpa’s jewelry box full of handsome-looking cufflinks, I began to imagine what would it have been like to live during a time when men sought out these classy pieces as part of their daily wardrobe.  Cufflinks represent a time when men dressed up for events that we normally do not associate with formal attire, such as going to the movies, the corner store, or even to a baseball game.  According to clevercufflinks.com,  wearing cufflinks “was the mark of a gentleman”. Luxmag.org states that the function of cufflinks were to help men express their individuality while amidst a sea of business suits and tailored shirts.  Here is a small sample of Grandpa’s collection which shows that he, indeed, achieved this goal: He showed pride in his…